• Snow4Kids snowball fight
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    It’s snowing at Southbank! Snow4Kids 2018

    There obviously isn’t much opportunity to see snow in the sunshine state. So when we heard Snow4Kids was coming to Brisbane for the school holidays we didn’t waste any time booking our tickets online! We headed to the Southbank Piazza on Sunday afternoon, all rugged up and ready to play. Alden had some company with his cousins joining the fun.…

  • Raven Street Reserve Chermside
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    Play Walk and Learn at Raven Street Reserve

    We had driven past the entrance to the Raven Street Reserve many times, completely unaware of what this bushland park offered. After catching a glimpse of the playground one day we decided to stop in. We were surprised to find the Reserve also contains the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, a Senses Trail, and lovely picnic areas. The Downfall Creek Centre…

  • Dayboro Anzac Day march
    Queensland

    ANZAC Day in Dayboro

    We will remember them, lest we forget. As the Ode of Remembrance reminds us, it’s important to pass on the message of ANZAC day to our children. Each year we spend the day as a family and reflect on the courage and sacrifice our servicemen and women made for us. As our son gets older we will teach him the…

  • The Workshops Rail Museum
    Queensland

    The Workshops Rail Museum

    I must admit I didn’t expect too much from a museum about trains but we had heard good things about The Workshops Rail Museum. When our Saturday morning swimming class was cancelled one weekend we decided to visit Ipswich and see what all the fuss was about. The museum’s website recommends you put aside at least three hours for your…

  • Birds and Bees Cafe
    Brisbane,  Food and Drinks

    Birds and Bees Cafe

    The Birds and Bees cafe is a nice little surprise tucked away in Everton Hills. Situated in the On Q Shopping Plaza on Queens Road, this suburban cafe offers treetop views, unique decor, a diverse menu and great little play area for the kids. The cafe has a lovely outdoor atmosphere but is fully undercover to suit any weather. It…

  • Darwin Street Art Austin Lane
    Darwin,  Northern Territory

    Darwin’s History and Culture – Attractions for Families

    Darwin has a fascinating history which has shaped the town and its people. It is a history that is defined by ancient Indigenous beginnings, it’s tragic bombing during World War II and the devastation of Cyclone Tracy. There is no shortage of ways to explore Darwin’s history – with real-life relics scattered around the region and many tourist facilities dedicated…

  • Litchfield National Park Florence Falls
    Darwin,  Northern Territory

    Darwin with Kids – Nature and Wildlife

    One of the greatest challenges we face as parents today is creating an active, outdoor lifestyle for our kids. Holidays are a great opportunity to put away the technology and make time to get outside as a family. Darwin and it’s surrounds are full of things to do with kids in the great outdoors. You can take scenic walks, visit…

  • Darwin Waterfront
    Darwin,  Northern Territory

    Darwin as a Family Holiday Destination

    When most people think of Darwin they probably think of cyclones, crocs and the funny headlines of the NT News. But the capital of the Northern Territory is a town with depth – rich in history, culture and fascinating wildlife. There is something to do and see for everyone in the family when travelling to Darwin with kids! I lived…